French Parliament Debates Recognizing Palestine

 

 

 

 

 

 

” France’s lower house of Parliament on Friday debated a measure urging the government to recognize an independent Palestine. The Socialist government supports the idea of two states, but argues that it’s too early for outright recognition.

  Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said France is working at the United Nations for a resolution to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations — and to set a two-year deadline for success.

” France will recognize a Palestinian state,” Fabius told the lawmakers, but the question is “when, and how.” “

 

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